Chestnut labs is an industry leader in technologies and services which aid to ensure a safe, wholesome food supply.

Company Overview

Chestnut Labs, located in Springfield, Missouri, is committed to providing services for our customers that will help them in to today's food safety environment. Our commitment to service and operational excellence means confidence in the results provided to our food industry clients. Open 365 days a year, our state of the art facility allows for consistent operating procedures.

Chestnut Labs is a leading accredited chemistry and microbiology laboratory. From spoilage organisms, and pathogen to food chemistry, food companies deal with a variety of safety and quality challenges, and as a testing leader, we are dedicated to providing our clients with tailored, timely, and accurate services to solve those challenges.


Chestnut Labs chemistry and microbiology labs are accredited under ISO 17025. Recognized in more than 35 countries, this undisputed benchmark of excellence indicates we have the quality systems, and technical expertise to help our client safeguard their brands. Chestnut Labs holds multiple accreditation and certificates including: A2LA (Scope Numbers: 2552.01, 2552.02, 2552.03), USDA EU (for the export to the European Union), and others.

For more information about A2LA, read "Why A2LA Accreditation."

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By providing accurate and precise chemistry data, our professional chemists can provide customers with results that help them make informed quality and food safety decisions.

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Training & Education

Based on food microbiology and chemistry expertise, Chestnut Labs can provide managers and supervisors with information on today's most critical food safety issues. Our instructors are experts who use real-life examples to provide you and your staff with the theoretical and practical information needed to produce safer, higher quality products.

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Customer Service

Whether their analysis needs are chemical or microbiological, our commitment to quality and operational excellence is provided to our customers. Chestnut Labs can help customers interpret analytical results, and establish testing specifications. Employing state-of-the-art testing methodologies and advanced technologies, Chestnut Labs can provide unparalleled expertise to improve your quality assurance programs.

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Our methodologies, performed by highly trained and skilled microbiologists, help our customers ensure their ability to safeguard consumers and protect product integrity.

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In the ever changing backdrop that is food safety, companies must protect their brand, assure customer loyalty, and comply with regulatory mandates. Chestnut labs will partner with you to provide a value-added service with uncompromising quality and a commitment to excellence. From shelf-life studies to in-plant validation studies, our consultants will work with you to deliver actionable research.

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History of Chestnut Labs


more than 20 years as a leader providing food safety solutions.


Chestnut Labs has evolved into a comprehensive food testing, research, and consulting laboratory committed to quality, continuous improvement, and customer service. During this time Chestnut Labs has provided testing services to leading food, raw ingredient, and test kit manufacturers.

Chestnut Labs delivers accurate and reliable test results through the support of its staff, and a dedication to the lab’s quality system. This commitment to performing recognized standard methods includes: SMEDP, SMEWW, CMMEF, FDA, USDA, USP, FCC, ISO, AOCS, and AOAC.

This is done in an effort to help our clients safeguard their brand. The partnerships with our clients are based upon the staff’s commitment to quality and customer service. 

The expertise and commitment of the staff at Chestnut Labs has proven to be the foundation of our success. Chestnut Labs continues to maintain an environment in which we can excel in providing our clients timely, accurate, and reliable data. 

Matrices Capabilities of Chestnut Labs


continuously expanding services to address new and emerging issues in the food industry.

Matrices Capabilities

Chestnut Labs provides complete solution services to a growing customer base. Through our analytical, auditing, consulting, contract research and training services, we can provide our clients

 with data and expertise to protect their food products, and safeguard their brand. Chestnut Labs is able and capable to serve the following industries:

  • Bakery

  • Beverage

  • Candy and Confections

  • Canned and Frozen Foods

  • Dairy




  • Ingredients

  • Meat and Poultry






Ithaca, New York Location


convenient and affordable testing now available at our ithaca, ny location.

Ithaca, NY

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To increase testing capacity and provide convenience to our East Coast partners, Chestnut Labs opened its Ithaca, NY-based testing facility in 2015. 

Built to meet today’s testing demands and with future growth in mind, the new 8,500 sq. foot facility includes state-of-the-art microbiology testing technologies. 

Additional training, consulting and customized educational opportunities are also available to customers at this location. Other features include: 

  • Best in class technical expertise
  • Access to Data Trending
  • Degreed Microbiologists
  • Access to Chemistry, Research and Special Projects work